Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra

oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥsvaḥ tatsaviturvareṇyaṃ bhargo devasyadhīmahi dhiyo yo naḥprachodayāt – Rigveda 3.62.   An ancient prayer to the Earth, space and heavens from the Rigveda, a collection of Vedic Sanskrit hymns. My mornings start with this mantra, traditionally...
Autumn – A time for letting go

Autumn – A time for letting go

Have you been feeling sluggish, tired, slower, or just weighed down by the hot/humid weather? These feelings are pretty common this time of year if you live in the southern hemisphere or most of the year if you live close to the equator. Appetite, digestion and mood...
Yoga, Buddhism and Self-Compassion

Yoga, Buddhism and Self-Compassion

Precept One of the Five Precepts of Buddhism is ‘to abstain from causing harm to living beings’, or as Patanjali names it, Ahimsa, or non-violence. Buddha’s core philosophy, the central tenet of Buddhism, says that life is Dukkha, or life is suffering, and that the...